Harness the unique sense of place that Bayswater has in a changing Perth. Your demand for quality is important for the Future Bayswater that is being created.
Respect and Integrate the Heritage.
Why This Is A Key Focus Area
- It's an opportunity to take a divided community from NIMBY to QIMBY: Not In My Back Yard to Quality In My Backyard
- Design-in Safety and Surveillance
- Design-in Health
- Respect and integrate the heritage
- Capital improvements to streetscape required
- Create a confident sense of 'self'
- Create a new identity as a go-to destination
- Harness the uniqueness of Bayswater in a changing Perth
- Create quality public spaces.
Tools We Need to Support
This Key Focus Area
- WAPC endorsed and approved Activity Centre Plan
- Design Guidelines
- Design Advisory Commitee
- Robust planning documents
High Quality Design Of Buildings And Streets Is A Key Element Of Liveable And Resilient Cities
Good urban design means more than great looking buildings; it means places are designed to function well and support the daily activities and quality of life of people
“High quality urban design becomes even more important as we increase the density of our cities and cater for a growing and changing population. It requires excellent planning, design and management of our built environment and the supporting social and economic infrastructure.”
Creating Places for People: An Urban Design Protocol (Click Link)
The national Urban Design Protocol for Australian cities highlights the importance of quality design of the built environment for future development of cities. High quality urban design can be delivered in a number of ways, each providing a range of benefits.
Four aspects of high quality urban design are listed below.
( Click on each aspect for more information.)
1. Better design of streets to support active modes of travel, social interaction and human comfort is a fundamental factor in the long-term success of urban environments.
Twentieth century cities were designed to facilitate mobility by the car, to the detriment of quality of local and main streets for alternative modes of transport and local conviviality. Retrofitting the design of streets through traffic management and road diet approaches, and introducing other measures such as parking management strategies can improve the safety and comfort of streets for local residents. Better design of local and main streets can lead to positive health outcomes through more people choosing to walk and cycle for short neighbourhood trips.
These street design manuals provide a range of examples of how to make it happen:
2. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) involves using the design of buildings and public places to minimise opportunities for some types of crime and increase people’s sense of safety.
CPTED principles include the using passive surveillance of streets to inhibit criminal activity, locating land uses associated with high risk of criminal activity in appropriate locations, adequate and appropriate lighting of streets, and improving the image of blighted streets and properties to maintain residents sense of pride in their local area.
CPTED and Design Out Crime guidelines are available:
3. High quality urban design can facilitate urban development that complements the existing urban character and enhances an area’s sense of place. This can be achieved through delivering new development that is sympathetic to the urban environment and heritage of a local area, innovative adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, and the protection of historically significant buildings and places.
Measures to achieve this include the use of expert design panels to ensure good urban design is consistently considered in the assessment of new developments and the protection of areas with significant character housing carefully balanced with the need for higher density development.
Some examples of urban design guidelines that sensitively address heritage and sense of place include:
4. Although the upfront costs associated with urban design may seem high, it is important to recognise that the benefits are ongoing and considerable, and often the benefits outweigh the costs of doing nothing. Improving the design of the public realm has been found to improve the economic viability of local business areas and main streets, and these improvements have benefits that accrue to the wider community.
Find out more about the benefits of improving the design of the public realm here.
Future Bayswater: Future Vision
What is wanted? A livable, vibrant and connected Town Centre.
Why? To become a "go-to" destination rather than a "go through" in desperation.
How to do this? By supporting a comprehensive Future Vision via an Activity Centre Plan.
Why Bayswater? It's a strategic inner urban hub that hasn't realised its full potential ... yet.
The 5 key other key areas of focus + action
Community Engagement & Consultation
Vibrancy Through Economic Development
Environmental Enhancement & Sustainablity
Diversity of Housing
Where will your children live?
Your demand for quality is important for the Future Bayswater that is being created.
There has been little change in 50 years but change is coming. How should it be managed?
This site and associated events will help inform our community on the elements of quality town centre planning, the benefits it can deliver and how we can advocate for optimal outcomes that meet the diverse needs and aspirations of current and future residents.
The Key Solution To A Future Bayswater That Is Livable, Vibrant And Connected Is A Robust, Rigorous Activity Centre Plan Supported By A Quality Future Vision
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